Glyn-Jones goes solo in London

Zimbabwe-born artist Gordon Glyn-Jones will hold a solo exhibition in London on May 28-29.

Gordon Glyn-Jones
Gordon Glyn-Jones

Although he studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in the 90s, he has been working as a journalist since then, as editor of In London magazine and Publisher of The South African newspaper.

He started drawing and painting again eight years ago. “But it is time to start showing again. I genuinely think it is healthy for an artist to study art but then stop and grow internally for a while,” he said in a recent interview.

“I seek to represent the beauty which is always a by-product of the change between two states. For example, the most striking skies are formed at dusk and dawn. The drama surrounding conception and death fuel our greatest works of art. My oils inhabit the interspace between our animal and sentient selves; they are evocative altars to a dying natural world.”

Glyn-Jones started his career under famous Zimbabwean artist Helen Leiros who runs Delta Gallery in Harare. “Anyone who has ever had this privilege will tell you it's like dashing towards the embrace of a tornado. If you make it out alive with Helen's approval you have some chance in the artworld; if not, you'll know about it. She's passionate, deeply loves her students but tells it like it is,” he said. His work will be shown in the beautiful Arches Gallery in Hoxton. – for further info: [email protected] or visit:

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